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IVAR Side unit,

Price £ 13
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Since IVAR storage system is so good at what it does, it has faithfully served customers’ needs across the home for over 50 years. Attics, living rooms, pantries and bedrooms – they all love IVAR.

Article Number837.566.09

Product details

Untreated solid wood is a durable natural material which is even more hardwearing and easy to look after if you oil or wax the surface.

Solid pine is a natural material which ages beautifully and gains its own unique character over time.


IKEA of Sweden

  • Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Material
    Solid pine

    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

    Stains can be removed by using an eraser or fine sandpaper.

  • This furniture must be fixed to the wall.
  • Assembly instructionsIVAR Side unit837.566.09

Weight & measurements

Width: 30 cm

Height: 179 cm

  • IVARArticle Number837.566.09

    Width: 30 cm

    Height: 4 cm

    Length: 179 cm

    Weight: 2.59 kg

    Package(s): 1


great value but hate sticky labels on each shelfVerified ReviewerThe shelving fits the space really well and was fairly easy to assemble but I was annoyed at having to scrape off sticky paper label's on every shelf - 24 of them! Please stop using these labels!4
It's a storage unit butVerified ReviewerIt's a storage unit but not very solid how made3
Very good functionalityVerified ReviewerVery good functionality5
Ivar keeps gently improvingVerified ReviewerInstalled multiple bays in sons back bedroom. Let organisation prevail!5
Easy to assemble and fitsVerified ReviewerEasy to assemble and fits in the space in a small bedroom.4
Not the same quality any moreVerified ReviewerI bought additional sides and shelves for Ivar and have to say that the new click-in system is not as sturdy and pleasant as the old one was (30 years ago). Also, the shelves seem to be that little bit smaller width-wise so there is a larger gap. The glue from the bar code stickers is a &%$& to remove and you will need a sturdy screwdriver to peel out the metal dowels. Some of the wood is not as nicely produced, so take extra care when using your products to avoid disappointment in appearance (if you leave the wood minimally treated).4
Ivar great reviewVerified ReviewerBrilliant item cool design functional and easy to build sturdy and Swedish style5
VERSATILE. DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A SHELF SIDEVerified ReviewerVersatile. Have even used 4-5 to make funky screen/dividers over the years by adding hinges and covering with fabric or macrame.etc. Painted up they look nothing like shelf sides😊4
Always greatVerified ReviewerThis system is so versatile and easy to use and construct5
FantasticVerified ReviewerAbsolutely delighted with this. It looks amazing and would def buy it again. Only down side not enough shelf holder uppers but only a couple missing5
Fab!Verified ReviewerSo versatile… thank goodness you still make this product and are adding new elements to it! We have lots of IVAR, some dating back 15 years or more and still in perfect condition. It’s been configured and reconfigured…. I love it! Would have purchased more, but out of stock when I visited and I didn’t check availability online beforehand, so my problem ( not a problem !)5
Standing shelfVerified ReviewerNot what expected realy but fit in corner we needed in. Nice wood by the way. But not 5 stars...5
Functional, flexible, affordable.Verified ReviewerI’ve been using IVAR in various combinations for 30 years. It’s been re-combined, re-used, changed, modified, and extended to suit each and everyone’s needs and in every room in the house. Now I’ve retired and living in much smaller house, am using IVAR not only to create shelving in cupboards, but also to create a room divider between sittingroom and kitchen. Works brilliantly!5
Endless opportunities with this product.Verified ReviewerI needed some shelves in the garage and this provided just the solution for that. With a bit of creativity this product simplifies diy by a far5
Good solid frameVerified ReviewerGood base for storage unit5
Customisable, zero packaging, simple and effectiveVerified ReviewerVery customizable as each part is separate, making it ideal to build to suit the space you have. Reasonably priced and good quality. Doesn't come with any packaging which is amazing, so even better if your concerned about waste, literally comes it as it is with a barcode sticker and a small bag of screws etc taped on. Worked perfect building a little pantry under the stairs.5
Verified ReviewerGood quality. Easy to assemble. Really like this system5
Perfect army uniform cupboardVerified ReviewerThis was bought for my daughters boyfriends army kit. It is perfect for hanging all with space to spare and good for his polished boots to sit on.5
Flexible at will !Verified ReviewerBeen using IVAR for over 20 (twenty) years. Trying to cut down but instead going up with taller units now! Like flexibility, longevity, could even think of new coat of paint5
Used it to fix a wardrobe.Verified ReviewerSo we broke the wardrobe and needed something to brace it with. Thus was perfect. Not what it was intended for but Ikea for the win5
IVAR Side unit, 30x179 cm

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.


What is solid wood?

Solid wood is one of our favourite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the wood species, it is durable, beautiful and renewable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood.